Why on earth would God do something He considers strange? We are so used to God acting in the background that it is hard for us to comprehend that humanity will one day see Him do something strange.
“For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.” (Isaiah 28:21)
Here Isaiah is telling us of an event yet future. This event will occur during the later half of the Great Tribulation period. He is telling us about an act that will be in concert with the delusion that humanity will inflict on itself. It will help if we bring in some other related Scriptures:
“I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.” (Isaiah 66:4)
You see God has told us the truth in His word, the bible, but the majority of mankind, in their pride, have rejected the truth and are busy following fables. I mean fables like, “You evolved from pond scum” and “You are a part of God”, or “God is in all things”.
What is the logical conclusion of evolution? Isn’t it that “If life evolved on earth then it must have evolved somewhere else in the vast universe”?
Getting back to Isaiah 28:21 the word translated as “strange” can also be translated as “foreign” or “alien”. Now it is true that the word “alien” used to mean a person from another country, but I am quite certain that God knew that the meaning would change to one day mean a person from another planet. In fact Isaiah 66:4 indicates He has been in control of the process of changing word definitions.
I am quite sure that God has chosen aliens and UFOs as the major End Times delusion. His enemies who say “He has not made me” will jump to the idea that aliens planted life on earth, millions of years ago. When an “alien ship” lands on the White House lawn, or at the UN, no one will ask the hard questions like, “if these beings once claimed to be gods, or angels, and now claim to be aliens, when were, or are, they lying?”
There are other indications in Scripture that aliens and UFOs are the End Times delusion.
“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Revelation 16:13-14)
John, the author of Revelation, was not familiar with 20th century ideas of “little green men” as aliens. If he saw one, with his first century mind-set, no doubt he would think they look like frogs. Is this what he saw? I think so. I think these demons will be visible and will act as generals for the armed forces of the world to lead them to the great slaughter of Armageddon.
What will people think when the rapture occurs? Having been conditioned by shows like Star Trek won’t they assume that the Christians, who have disappeared in an instant, were the victims of an alien abduction?
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:17)
Jesus spoke of the whole world mourning when His sign appears in the heavens. Think about it. They will all mourn, but not for the same reason. The believers will mourn for lost time, and for their families and friends. The unbelievers will mourn because they are compelled to fight this “alien” and they are not sure they will win! Indeed, they cannot win, but their interpretation of the signs will keep them deluded, and God’s “strange act” will allow them to maintain their delusion until it is too late!
He could destroy them all with a word, but instead he will act the way they expect an alien to act. He will hold back, and as a result they will be encouraged to keep on fighting Him to the bitter end! If you believe He is God you will fall down and worship Him, but if you believe He is an alien you will be predisposed to fight! Make no mistake, Jesus is God!
“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” (Matthew 4:30)
Here is a warning that God gives the people of the Antichrist. A warning we would all do well to heed:
“Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.” (Obadiah 1:4)
I think it is likely that the “aliens” (fallen angels) will tell the people of earth that they can take them away and hide them among the stars, to escape the returning Jesus. This is a lie, of course, but deluded people will grasp at straws rather than face the truth.
The truth is that we are all sinners deserving the judgment of God. God, in his amazing love, took upon himself the punishment we deserve, and made a way for us to escape. Jesus took responsibility for your sin, and if you call upon Him now to save you, He will do it, but if you wait until He returns it will be too late!
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) (2 Corinthians 6:2)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
The Antichrist is coming, and he will claim that it is his name that saves, don’t be deceived, the name of Jesus Christ is the only name that saves!
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)